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HexGaming Phantom PlayStation 5 Controller Review

In a market full of premium controllers, the Phantom manages to come out on top.

The PlayStation 5 DualSense is arguably one of the best first-party controllers to ever exist. This base PS5 controller already features amazing haptic feedback, adaptive triggers, motion controls, a touch pad, and a tried-and-true design that fits comfortably in most everyone's hands. Sony essentially combined some of the best features of the previous-generation PlayStation controllers and then added...

Bethesda Previews DOOM: The Dark Ages, Indiana Jones, and Starfield: Shattered Space

Punch demons, punch Nazis, punch space, punch ghouls, punch Khajiit.

Bethesda showed off a bunch during the Xbox Game Showcase today, including a reveal for Doom: The Dark Ages. The studio also shared a new look at Indiana Jones and the Great Circle, Starfield's Shattered Space expansion, and more for Fallout 76 and The Elder Scrolls Online.

DOOM: The Dark Ages
id Software shared the first look at the next entry in the DOOM franchise. DOOM: The Dark Ages is a new...

Review: 5-hour Energy Gamer Shot

You ever write a three-page review for an energy supplement?

In early May 2024, 5-hour ENERGY (hereto after shown as 5-hour Energy) released a new Gamer Shot line of energy drink supplements. We got some news about it because this is a video game website that posts video game related news. That is how these things work. These 5-hour Energy Gamer Shots are available in three flavors: Pineapple Charge, Rocket Raspberry, and Apple Bash. Unless things have suddenly changed in the fe...

Band Together in Terror: The Outlast Trials Review

The Outlast Trials proves that survival horror can be more fun with friends.

The Outlast Trials is a four-player PvE game taking place in the Cold War era. The game's opening moments and lore paint a gruesome and wicked scene that will be familiar to series veterans but disquieting to those new to the Outlast universe. Players work their way through a series of experiments, each of which plays out on various large maps like a police station, a courthouse, a carnival, and more. The g...

Microsoft Shutdown Arkane Austin, Tango Gameworks, Alpha Dog Games, and Roundhouse Games

The company valued at over $3 trillion just closed several game studios.

Arkane Austin, the studio behind Redfall and 2017's Prey, has been shutdown by Microsoft. Tango Gameworks, the studio behind The Evil Within series and the multiple award-winning Hi-Fi Rush, has been shutdown by Microsoft. Alpha Dog Games, the studio behind the mobile game Mighty Doom, has been shutdown by Microsoft. Roundhouse Studios will not be shutdown but will instead be absorbed by The Elder Scrolls Online...

TikTok Ban Signed Into Law by President Biden

Owner ByteDance has 270 days to sell off TikTok.

On April 24, President Joe Biden signed a foreign aid package that also included a bill that could ban TikTok in the United States. This ban can only be averted if the China-based company that owns TikTok, ByteDance, sells off the popular social media app before the 270 day time limit is up.

This gives ByteDance until January 19, 2025 to sell TikTok. An additional 90 day extension could be offered by President Biden if...
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  • Ghost Recon Frontline Delayed One Week After Being Announced

    Ghost Recon Frontline Delayed One Week After Being Announced

    Today's scheduled closed test has been delayed.

    Just last week, Ubisoft announced a new battle royale game set in the Tom Clancy omniverse. They call it Ghost Recon Frontline and it's expected to be released at some unspecified time in the future. The title has been in development now for three years from Ubisoft Bucharest.

    Today's delay focuses on the closed beta test that was expected to go live today. The delay was announced on Twitter. A specific reason for the delay...
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  • Sony Giving Away Three PlayStation VR Games in November

    Sony Giving Away Three PlayStation VR Games in November

    Free games are being offered as part of a five year anniversary celebration.

    Sony is giving away three PlayStation VR titles to all PlayStation Plus subscribers in November 2021. This is being done as part of the headset's fifth birthday celebration. Included in today's announcement is word about what the most-played PlayStation VR titles of all time have been.

    I guess that stipulation about needing a PlayStation Plus subscription to get these games is a bit of a misnomer....
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  • Call of Duty's New Anti-Cheat, Ricochet, to Use Kernel-Level Driver

    Call of Duty's New Anti-Cheat, Ricochet, to Use Kernel-Level Driver

    This is about as invasive an anti-cheat as you can get.

    On October 12, the Call of Duty devs issued a vague, ominous, and really cringey warning to cheaters. As it stands, the new anti-cheat for Call of Duty: Warzone wasn't slated to be released until Call of Duty: Vanguard released later this year. So, what then were they teasing to be revealed today?

    Well, it was the reveal announcement for their new anti-cheat. They call it Ricochet, which is not to be confused with...
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  • Fallout 3 Updated to Remove Games for Windows Live

    Fallout 3 Updated to Remove Games for Windows Live

    What year is it?!

    In a bit of "WTF" news for you today, it looks like Fallout 3: Game of the Year Edition was just updated. Yep, it was updated on October 12, 2021, which is today.

    What was updated about it? Well, it's quite simple: Fallout 3: Game of the Year Edition no longer installs Games for Windows Live dependencies. Yay.

    The full changelog can be found below. This update brings the game up to version on Steam....
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  • Google Countersuing Epic Games

    Google Countersuing Epic Games

    Fight fight fight.

    Google is now fighting back against Epic Games as part of the ongoing antitrust litigation between the two companies. A new countersuit was filed by Google against Epic Games and focuses on something called Project Liberty. Project Liberty is the name given to the 2020 plan from Epic that had them adding an alternate payment method to the Android and iOS versions of Fortnite.

    This meant that users could bypass paying Apple or Google for purchases made...
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  • All Chat Disabled in League of Legends

    All Chat Disabled in League of Legends

    You're just too toxic to handle talking with others.

    Riot Games has made the decision to disable /all chat in all matchmade games of League of Legends. This is being done as part of the studio's effort to reduce toxic behavior in their MOBA-style game. Though all chat has been disabled, players will still be able to talk to their own team. There are also emotes that players can use to express themselves should the need arise.

    The only time players will be able to communicate...
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  • Call of Duty Cheaters Issued Ominous Threat from Activision

    Call of Duty Cheaters Issued Ominous Threat from Activision

    I guess Activision is... rising up?

    Look cheaters, you best not mess with Call of Duty devs because they're one step away from leveling up and you look like just enough XP. If that made you cringe, you're in the right place to see even more cringe.

    The Call of Duty twitter account issued a weird, kind of ominous, kind of cringe-filled threat to cheaters today. In their all caps message, the account said that "CHEATERS AREN'T WELCOME" and that "SOON YOU'LL...
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  • Activision Blizzard Lawsuits Hit a Major Snag

    Activision Blizzard Lawsuits Hit a Major Snag

    There may be a conflict of interests that are muddying the waters.

    Stick with me on this, because this is probably going to be a little confusing. At the end of September 2021, Activision Blizzard settled a lawsuit brought on by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) for the lowly amount of $18 million (USD). This lawsuit would be used to "compensate and make amends" for employees impacted by the rampant sexual discrimination and harassment that has been...
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  • G4 Officially Returns in November

    G4 Officially Returns in November

    Xplay, Attack of the Show!, and more are returning.

    G4 will make its official return on November 16, 2021. On that date, G4 will return to the channel lineups of Verizon Fios, Cox, and Xfinity TV. It will also be streamed oh Philo and will "collaborate with Twitch on a multi-year promotional and commercial partnership through G4's official Twitch channel." There will be some channel-specific content featured on G4's social media platforms along with YouTube.

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  • Destiny 2 Halloween Event Brings Back the Dinosaurs

    Destiny 2 Halloween Event Brings Back the Dinosaurs

    Everybody walk the dinosaur.

    We're rapidly approaching the spookiest of all holidays which means more and more games are rolling out their special Halloween themed events. Today, Bungie kicked off their Festival of the Lost event for Destiny 2 that brings forth creepy encounters on Nessus and the Moon, the "Jurassic Green" pulse rifle, and some special dinosaur themed gear for your Guardians to wear.

    The new Haunted Sectors take place on the Moon. They are full...
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  • Back 4 Blood Has an Issue with Solo Play

    Back 4 Blood Has an Issue with Solo Play

    Turtle Rock says they are discussing how to make the mode more rewarding.

    Back 4 Blood is the latest co-op focused zombie shooter out on the market. This one is from the original developers behind Left 4 Dead, Turtle Rock Studios. At present, the Back 4 Blood community is a bit frustrated at the limitations put in place for those who wish to play the game by themselves.

    When playing solo, there are a number of bizarre restrictions set in place. The limitations can be spotted...
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  • Virtuos Confirms They Are Working on AAA Remake

    Virtuos Confirms They Are Working on AAA Remake

    This is the studio rumored to be working on Metal Gear Solid 3 remake.

    In early October, a fresh rumor started to circulate that Konami was reviving some of their key franchises. One of those franchises was none other than Metal Gear Solid. Part of that report suggested that Konami was working with a third-party development studio, Virtuos, on remasters in the Metal Gear Solid series. Specifically, it seems as though they were working on a remaster of Metal Gear Solid 3.
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  • New World Server Transfers Delayed, No Region Transfers Allowed

    New World Server Transfers Delayed, No Region Transfers Allowed

    Bad news from Amazon Games.

    Amazon Games has delayed their promised server transfer feature for New World. This is apparently due to some "edge cases where the transfer experience does not meet our standards for its release."

    Not only is this feature delayed in general, but it seems as though players will not be able to transfer characters to other regions outside of the one their character is playing on. This is in spite of Amazon Games previously saying that...
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  • Top 5 Gaming Consoles for Playing Slots Online

    Top 5 Gaming Consoles for Playing Slots Online

    Online casino players who visit the best online casinos in Canada with the best games and amazing promotions, usually do so from their desktop computers or mobile devices. However, there is one other way in which you can access your favorite casino games.

    Gaming consoles have been extremely popular in recent years. But their popularity grew only among fans of Battle Royale, RPG, and FPS games. And now, when most of these consoles include a web browser as well, fans of the best...
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  • GOG Pulls Hitman from Store

    GOG Pulls Hitman from Store

    This follows a recent controversy involving DRM for the game.

    GOG have pulled the 2016 version of Hitman from their store following a recent controversy surrounding some issues players took with the offering. GOG tends to pride itself on bring a DRM-free digital storefront for games. When Hitman was added to the shop in September, it relied on needing an online connection to access many features found in the game.

    Shortly after the game's release on GOG, the company had...
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